Fund to Help Africans Build Water Resilience #AfricaClimateHope

Access to clean drinking water still remains a major challenge to many communities the world over and will increasingly be at the centre of dealing with the worst effects of the climate emergency.
After days of intense negotiations in Sharm el-Sheikh, history was made when countries at the latest UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, reached agreement on an outcome that established a funding mechanism to compensate vulnerable nations for 'loss and damage' from climate-induced disasters.

The African Cities Water Adaptation Fund (ACWA Fund) is expected to provide U.S.$5 billion toward urban water resilience in 100 African Cities by 2032. The fund will allow city leaders to directly access funding and technical support to implement water solutions, which include but are not limited to integrated governance, watershed management, improved stormwater management, more sanitation services. The fund is supported by 23 institutions, making up the ACWA Platform, which will provide the necessary assistance and support when it comes to financing and implementation.


Makeshift tents surrounded by water at Kigaramango IDP camp. Displaced persons have been living in this camp since the floods in Gatumba in April 2020. This camp has been completely flooded in May 2021 and people who were still living there were displaced to another site.

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